Erin Keever

Senior Producer, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She joined WFAE as an intern in 2006 and has since worked as a researcher, production assistant, food blog editor, on-air announcer, and now senior producer. She's a graduate of UNC Charlotte, but before that attended UNC Greensboro where she proudly worked at her college radio station WUAG. Erin is a native Charlottean and still misses the Spaghetti Warehouse from back when SouthEnd was gritty.

Have an idea for the show? Email her at or follow her on Twitter: @ErinKeeverWFAE

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quarantainment! There's entertainment available to you on TV during this stay-at-home period. Several critics clue us in on what TV can offer.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons have been ordered to close along with restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic. We find out how they intend to weather the storm, especially now that Mecklenburg County has issued a "stay at home" order.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Now that cases of COVID-19 have appeared in the Charlotte area, Mike Collins and a panel of experts spent an hour answering listener questions about the spread of coronavirus in our community.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Charlotte's most successful author and most well-known forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs joins Mike to talk about her latest book "A Conspiracy of Bones."

Programming note: This show was originally planned as a live event, which has been canceled.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Is fixing our city’s upward mobility challenge really possible? Harvard University researchers think so and one of them will make that case.

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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Experts say diets don't work. Not for long-term weight loss, anyway. So why do we keep trying them and supporting the multi-billion-dollar diet industry? We explore a possible solution to escape "diet culture" – intuitive eating.

New Hanover County Public Library

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

In 1898, Wilmington was the site of a rare event, the violent overthrow of a duly elected local government. White supremacists forced black officials to resign at gunpoint. Journalist David Zucchino shares the story.


Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Finding a solution to the crisis faced by Charlotte’s arts sector: Arts and Science Council President Jeep Bryant and others explain what’s at stake and make their cases for the latest solution.

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Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

The economic outlook for 2020. Things are booming and that boom has gone on for quite some time. Is there an end in sight – or more of the same? Experts in three different sectors prognosticate.

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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Local governments have begun to pass resolutions promising not to pass laws they believe might violate the right to bear arms. It’s happening here and we examine the impact.

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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

The Impeachment trial. The Chief Justice will gavel it into session on Tuesday and we get a preview.


Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney talks about our rising violent crime rate and preparations for the GOP Convention and more.

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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Growth and development have changed the city and the region greatly. And we take a closer look at the trends shaping our city and our future.

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

We live in the best of times compared to previous generations and yet anxiety and depression are rising. The solution might be found in resiliency and we look at that.

Friday, Jan. 3rd, 2020

We hear about a new movement – Sober Curious – that encourages people to think about why they drink before they do.

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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020

We wrap up our work-life balance series on what we hope will be a positive note: how to find happiness and fulfillment in and outside the office. Much of our identity is tied up in what we do — there’s no escaping it. And work does give us a sense of purpose, but does it make us happy?

This show originally aired Sept. 30, 2019. This is the fourth in a special four-part series about work-life balance. Details.


Monday, Dec. 30, 2019

We begin a series on a topic that many Americans struggle with: achieving a work-life balance. We start with a look at the basics swirling around why we don’t take vacations, why we can’t seem to leave work behind and concentrate on family and, when we do, fail at both. We examine the challenges and explore whether a work-life balance is possible.

This show originally aired Sept. 23, 2019. It is part of a special four-part series about work-life balance. Details.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

The LYNX Silver Line from Matthews to Belmont is closer to reality but it's just one of the things we talk about with CATS CEO John Lewis and city planners.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Well, our guest today says don't bother! Economist Joel Waldfogel has studied holiday gift giving and says our spending habits generate vast amounts of economic waste.

This show originally aired Dec. 22, 2009.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

By the end of the year the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte is expected to release its list of clergy members "credibly accused" of sexual abuse. We take a look at what happens then.